My short sweet answer: dunno. An excuse to avoid difficult elements in favour of whimsy and eclecticism. Love and URLs, forevah. Yawp. Also we should note: a common diagnostic phenomenon (intermittent behavioral loss of control of oral intake). Theoretical base star for cartywheel press. Practical pixel blotter for bits of art/video/disjointed words circling the cyclic.
cartywheel press was a new micro-chapbook press of sorts & parts. I’m interested in a holistic approach to the handmade. Works produced in a limited run often include bookbinders’ frippery. The book as physical object is of exaggerated importance for this imprint. Hand binding techniques run intimate with reckless desktop publishing andheavy doses of caffeine. Temporarily beholden to small household gods called children and therefore dormant.
I used to be a radio host for Literary Landscapes, and you can find an archive of my previous shows here: https://cartywheel.wordpress.com/literary-landscapes-ckcu/.
My name is Christine McNair. Conflict, my first book of poems was published by BookThug in 2012. It was shortlisted for the Robert Kroestch Award for Innovative poetry, the Archibald Lampman prize, the Re-Lit awards, and the City of Ottawa book award. My second book Charm, was published by BookThug in spring 2017. My work has appeared in Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, Descant, ottawater, Arc, ditchpoetry.com, the Bywords Quarterly Journal, cv2, and sundry other places. My chapbook pleasantries and other misdemeanours (Apt9 press) was shortlisted for the bpNichol chapbook prize. I also have a beautiful chapbook, notes from a cartywheel, that was published by Angel House Press.
I work as a book doctor and have lots of thoughts on the book as artifact.
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